Finding locations to create the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot can be hard, but once found can create photographs that only your mind could once imagine! For me I wanted an area that carried a run down, grunge vibe but at the same time one that wasn’t going to draw the eye away from the fashion item itself. I soon found myself lucky when I stumbled across an abandoned hospital! It was just what I had been imagining! It’s amandoned treaures held the key to my look and after snapping plenty of shots, follwed by a bit of editing, I had a photo lookbook, better than anything I could have hoped for!
All this work had been for part of my final uni project. A communication breif wanting a range of images and illustrations for the grament at hand, a previously made white shirt. I had carried out a couple of previous shoots prior to this one; one location in Bristol and the other at a scrap yard (Click the links to see the previous shoots), but it was this shoot that had worked the best and had been what I had been looking for. I went on to using these pohotgrpahs as my final images. Working with them to creat both postfolio pages and digital illustrations, I am happy to say that I can away from the project with a first!
Its important to give yourself credit for the work you produce and I am proud of myself for what I have achieved. This has to be my favourite shoot I have ever completed as well as the best and I am happy to be sharing it with you today!
See my Scrapyard photoshoot here!
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Coombe Abbey country park, the perfect place to spend a sunny sunday afternoon. Whether you’re going for an event at the hotel, a wander around the park or just to sit in the sun, soaking in the atmosphere, Coombe Abbey is the place.
I recently took a trip here with my boyfriend to make the most of the beautiful weather and it ended up being an amazing day! The country park is the home to a beautiful hotel manor house and on the day in which we visited, a wedding was taking place. It gave the park a great atmosphere, hearing the wedding party celebrating the happy day, sun shining, birds tweeting, what more could you want!
After sitting in the sun for a while, we decided to take a walk round the grounds and through the woodland! It was such a nice feeling to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend time in the quiet, peaceful woodland area. It gave me a chance to escape from reality for just a few moments! But one thing that I couldn’t escape was the ain that my feet were in! I had made the mistake of wearing cute, but very impractical shoes! I had chosen to wear a cute floral summer dress from zara and had stupidly paired it with some heeled sandals from Bershka. These may be my favourite sandals, but I can tell you now that they are not designed for walking around woodlands in!
After our walk round, we realised just how late it had got and with tummys rumbling we made a bee line for the ice cream van, treating ourselves to a large whippy ice cream each! It was the perfect way to end a perfect Sunday afternoon and I hope to go back to Coombe Abbey again soon!
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For many Wales is over looked as a holiday spot. It can be dull, cold and rainy… but it’s also the home to some of the natures most beautiful sights; true hidden gems you shouldn’t miss out on. I recently took a trip down to North Wales where we stayed near to Anglesey. It was refreshing to take a week far away from the city; the fresh air giving my mind a true chance to breathe, letting my thoughts relax and focus. While staying in Anglesey I took a trip down to the beach. Camera in hand, raincoat pulled tight around me and walking boots laced up, I ventured onto the vast stretch of sand before me; each step, denting the sand, leaving my presence behind.
I soon found myself engulfed in my surroundings and I began to take in and appreciate the beauty of the nature. Feeling pleased to have brought my camera, I began to capture some of the sights around me and soon found myself discovering the gifts the beach had to offer. All around me on the sand were the products of nature, each in their own form, each showing their own beauty. Two things we were lucky enough to discover were a baby shark skeleton; tail intact, bones curved as if it had been stopped mind stroke. The other was a bright electric blue jellyfish, sitting at the water’s edge, unknown to many.
As we reached the end of the beach we wandered onto the island. Access cut off at high tide, the island no long houses residents but still holds true to its beauty with coves, rock pools and a little light house standing strong. We ventured around the island, stopping to take a snap of a posing seagull before clambering down the rocks to one of the coves where we skimmed flat, smooth stones across the water surface.
It was a memorable walk that day. Walking and being around nature remind you about just how beautiful our world can be. Being able to spend time like this outside amongst nature in the crisp air gave me the break I needed from my everyday life and left me returning filled with a new bust of inspiration!
Liked this post? See what I got up to last year in Cornwall